Teeth-In-An-Hour

TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™ is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure that lasts about an hour. This technology was recently developed by Nobel Biocare and allows for collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.

The process starts when a CAT scan is taken of the patient’s jawbone. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jawbone that can then be used in virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are more accurate implant placement, and less chair time for the patient at the surgery office.

Multiple failing restorations and periodontal disease

Multiple failing restorations and periodontal disease

Immediately following surgery with screw retained temporary prosthesis in place. Patient went home with stable teeth.

Immediately following surgery with screw retained temporary prosthesis in place

This patient had periodontal disease and multiple failing crowns.

periodontal disease and multiple failing crowns

Immediately following surgery with screw retained temporary prosthesis in place. Patient went home with stable teeth.

Immediately following surgery with screw retained temporary prosthesis in place

Final teeth look very natural.

Final teeth look very natural

Roof of mouth is open, so taste is not affected, as it is when wearing a denture.Teeth in an hour case - final prosthesis

Teeth in an hour screen capture